FEST 11 will take place at 11 venues over 3 days in downtown Gainesville, Florida on Oct 26th, 27th, 28th 2012.
Initial lineup boasts close to 170 confirmed bands, with more to announce in the months to come, reaching an expected 250 + bands from all over the world in the end.
Confirmed Bands as of 4/4/12 for FEST 11
Lagwagon, Anti-Flag, Braid, Naked Raygun, Frank Turner, Streetlight Manifesto, Baroness, A Wilhelm Scream, Algernon Cadwallader, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Broadway Calls, Cheap Girls, Cadillac Blindside (Reunion), Cobra Skulls, Coliseum, Dead To Me, Dear Landlord, Dopamines, Ensign, Flatliners, Good Luck, Lemuria, Look Mexico, No Trigger, Off With Their Heads, Polar Bear Club, Red Fang, RVIVR, Shook Ones, The Swellers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Tim Barry, Torche, Valient Thorr, Iron Chic, Mustard Plug, Make Do and Mend, 1994!, Asshole Parade, Banner Pilot, Blacklist Royals, Heartsounds, Joyce Manor, Bridge and Tunnel, Franz Nicolay, Grabass Charlestons, Into It. Over It., Junius, Max Levine Ensemble, Comadre, Mikey Erg, Mixtapes, Night Birds, Nothington, Red City Radio, Restorations, Shellshag, The Sidekicks, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Larry and His Flask, Pianos Become The Teeth, Burning Love, After the Fall, Antillectual, Arms Aloft, Arteries, Creepoid, Crusades, Big Eyes, Black God, Brokedowns, Capsule, Carpenter, The Catalyst, City Mouse, Dikembe, Direct Hit, Elway, The Emotron, Enabler, The Fake Boys, The Future Now, Gateway District, Glocca Morra, Go Rydell, Great Cynics, Heartwell, The Holy Mess, House Boat,
How Dare You, Junior Battles, Kite Party, Koji (Full Band), Leagues Apart,
Red Collar, Luther, Masked Intruder, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, PJ Bond, Post Teens, Reverse the Curse, Run Forever, Seahaven, Senders, Shores, Sister Kisser, The Slow Death, The Snips, Soul Control, Spraynard, Static Radio, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Too Many Daves, Vacation Bible School, We Were Skeletons, Weak Teeth, The Wild, Worn In Red, Coffee Project, Sundials, Army of Ponch, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, Calculator, All Dinosaurs, All Eyes West, Anchors, Arliss Nancy, Astpai, Best Practices, Black Clouds, Blank States, Campaign, Caves, Cigarette Crossfire, Cougs, Dudes Night, Edhochuli, Ex-Boogeymen, Gameday Regulars, Give, Gods and Queens, Hop Along, The Isotopes, Jowls, Karbomb, Life Coach, Ma Jolie, Maladroit, Mark McCabe, Nothing In The Dark, Now People, Perdition, Pity Party, Pure Graft, Saintseneca, Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge, Signals Midwest, Single Mothers, Solids, Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, ssssnakes, Stable Boys, The Stereo State, Strong City, The Motorleague, The Smith Street Band, Traveling, Two Hand Fools, Wetlands, Chemical Ache, Fellow Project and many, many more to come!
Three-day weekend passes will go on sale 4/20/12 at 1:00pm EST on the FEST 11 Website. Weekend passes will be $85 from 4/20 thru 7/1 unless they sell out. After 7/1 weekend passes increase to $100 each. Passes allow attendees access to 11 venues each day, with bands playing round the clock from all over the world.
Beginning over a decade ago with only 60 bands, four stages, and two days, THE FEST has experienced a massive growth rate, now finding the festival almost outgrowing the amazing city it was birthed in. The past four FESTs have sold out prior to the actual event! Last year it sold out in 60 days!!!
THE FEST also finds attendees and bands traveling to Florida from all over the world. Last year 82% of ticket sales came from outside the state of Florida and 21% were non-US residents.
THE FEST has had close affiliations and support from No Idea Records, Punknews.org, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Alternative Press, and many independent record labels, fanzines and companies that make up our musical landscape.
Date(s) - 10/26/2012 - 10/28/2012